Too Much Gratitude at #DadChat

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Poverty and Women

I just returned home from a trip to The Middle East, India, and many countries in Africa. Some called it “The Poverty Tour” while others ignored the abject suffering we saw and focused on the good. There was plenty of both. I’m still digesting it all. Oddly enough, I was VERY strongly struck by the landing approach into Los Angeles, as I passed rows and rows of neatly arranged modern homes and buildings – many with swimming pools.

Can we have too much GRATITUDE? Do our kids have an inkling of how lucky they are? Do YOU? Gratitude is again the topic at #DadChat this Thursday, January 16 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Why? Because we can’t have too much GRATITUDE! In fact, I want EVERYONE to share at least one thing they are grateful for!

Some suggested tweets to bring out your friends and support #DadChat:

~~Share what YOU are grateful for at #DadChat, Thursday January 16 at 6pmPT/9ET

~~ Dennis Prager says the #1 ingredient to happiness is #GRATITUDE! #DadChat does gratitude Th, Jan. 16 at 6pmPT/9ET

~~Are YOUR kids grateful? Are YOU? Let’s talk #GRATITUDE at #DadChat Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6pmPT/9ET

Quote about gratitude

Poor Man in India

Let’s discuss our good fortune. Let’s discuss how to imbue our kids with gratitude. Let’s look at how much suffering there is in the world and how we each can do our part to “Repair the World.”

  • Lady Bren

    I think you’re absolutely correct our kids have no clue how lucky they are living here in the US
    We’ve encouraged our kids to serve in areas less fortunate not only internationally but in the states as well. It was incredibly interesting to over hear my two eldest comparing their trips. One to the poorest part of Missouri the other Honduras yet both saw similar struggles. I think exposing all children to the poverty that exists is sooo important in creating truly gratefulness.
    Realizing that you don’t have to leave the county to see extreme need our youth group does an annual “home service trip” spending a week serving those in extreme need in our community.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      We agree @lady_bren:disqus – but I think while we do have poverty and hardship here, it is far worse in other parts of the world. After all, “poverty” here consists of air-conditioning, hot and cold running water, flushing toilets, and color TV – none of which more people in Africa or India have!